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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 5 September 2011

Tea Time Tuesday ~ White China and Lace

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. ~ Author unknown

Hello tea friends and welcome to another Tea Time Tuesday. This is my first tea party for the month of September.

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Labour Day weekend. Summer is coming to a close quickly and already there is a change in the air. The trees behind our home are taking on that look which I dread. It's rather early for them to be changing so quickly.
But, we had the most beautiful weather over the weekend. We spent a lot of time at the beach and enjoyed every minute of it! Oh, to enjoy it just a little longer...

Do you like playing with your teacups? How about flowers? I took this lovely white rose, fern and baby's breath and wrapped it all up in lace. Then I used a pearl hatpin to pin it together. I thought it made a nice photo for my tea today.

Like roses in a garden,
kindness fills the air
with a certain bit of sweetness
as it touches everywhere.
Helen Steiner Rice 

This week, I have a sweet little teacup to share with you. In my travels over the Summer, I found this teacup and had to bring it home with me. It was a great price too so I couldn't resist!

I have a thing for creamy white. This sweet teacup will keep company with my other white teacups.

It is a Skye McGhie called Chantilly Lace. Being the girly-girl that I am,  I simply couldn't resist the charm of its creamy colour, its simplicity, and the pretty cut-outs around the edge of the saucer.

Notice the shape of the cup itself. It reminds me of a calla lily.

A little lace and some baby's breath.

In the tiny petal
of a tiny flower
that grew from a tiny pod
is the miracle and the mystery
of all creation and God.
Helen Steiner Rice

One morning as I was sipping my coffee, I was admiring my white teacups which were all sitting on the coffee table in front of me. The early morning sunlight coming through the window bathed them in a soft ethereal light and they looked so pretty that I had to snap a picture of them.

I wasn't able to quite capture that magical moment, but I tried.

Each saucer has a beautiful cut-out design.

Chantilly Lace

Cream Lace

Pierced Lace

All three teacups are by Skye McGhie and made of porcelain.

It looks elegant on black and cream toile too.

I like the pop of the red carnations.

Would you like some Berry Shortcake with your tea?

Come, let us have tea and continue to talk about happy things. ~ Chaim Potok

My Uncle Allan and Aunt Judy were over from New Brunswick for a visit a week ago and I served them some Shortcake with fresh blueberries and raspberries. This is one of Hubby's favourite desserts. I thought you might enjoy some too!

Charming, serene and totally feminine, I think this little teacup says it all.

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing my new teacup. I am delighted you have stopped by today and I would love for you to join me for Tea Time Tuesday! All you have to do is share a favourite tea cup or teapot, a coffee mug, or something tea related. If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too: apple cider, iced tea or iced coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade, or punch. The TTT button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or place on your sidebar if you wish. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be more than welcome!
Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants. Thank you!

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I have a Giveaway coming up soon. It will be for my Followers only, both old and new. So, stay tuned to Tea Time Tuesday for details.

"But through love, serve one another." ~ Galatians 5:13
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control..." ~ Galatians 5:22-23

I am happy to join the following parties as well~

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Table Top Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Tea Party Tuesday

Lady Katherine~
Teatime Tuesday


Miss Spenser~ 
Teacup Thursday

Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Oh my Sandi, your teacup is gorgeous. I've never seen white tea cups with the lattice cut out work before. They are truly beautiful!

    Jocelyn @

  2. Hi Sandi,
    oh my, this creamware tea cup is so sweet. I am very fond to creamware, but here it is not very often sold. The tea pot and the cups make such a nice tablesetting. Your aunt and oncle have surely enjoyed this visit as I did on your blog. Thanks for hosting this wonderful tea time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  3. So very pretty. The rose/fern/lace - what a nice way to have a small bouquet. The new teacup loves it new home - what a delicate grouping of lace edged cups and saucers.
    - Joy

  4. there is something so pure and fresh and just lovely about a white tea cup and teapot...I saw an amazing white teapot at Home Goods recently and I just may have to go back and get it after this inspiration! have a super week! Trisha

  5. Hello,

    I love simplicity...this bouquet is very the teacup set.


  6. Lovely and delicate, are words that came to mind as I first saw your newest addition. and oh my! the others are equally charming... thank you for hostessing tea again this week... and I'll take a slice of the Shortcake with fresh blueberries and raspberries, please... Happy Labour Day.xo HHL

  7. A stunner of a tea this week, Sandi! Those cups look like lace! So delicate and feminine. Your black and white motif to serve against is perfect - and your splash of red is brilliant! Thank you for hosting another perfect teatime! I learn so much from your hospitality!

  8. Sandi: Your creation of white rose baby's breath and lace is so eloquent that I may suggest you do my granddaughter Danielle's flowers for her wedding. Just kidding but you could do a fine job. Lovely post..Hugs..Auntie P

  9. Hi Sandi,
    How beatiful and poetic are your images this week!
    Porcelain lace and cotton lace, all in white, all so charming!
    Your new Chantilly Lace tea cup is very sweet but all the others are delightful, too.
    I never saw these lace cups around here in Portugal, but if I happen to see one I will certainly bring it home...
    Have a wonderful week!
    M. A.

  10. Sandi,
    I love this teacup and I love how you set it up on the toile. This is just beautiful! Very pretty photography! Thanks for having us over!

  11. Hi Sandi,
    Your new cup is precious. There is something so soft and pretty about gorgeous cream or white. I just adore the cutout designs and lace work details.
    All your sets look so pretty together and you know I just love them with your black and cream toile. The pop of red blooms are stunning.
    Now for your dessert, oh how delightfully yummy!!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful tea today.
    Blessings to you my friend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  12. Oh Sandi, I LOVE this beautiful creamy white teacup and saucer set! All three are beautiful. I am with you when it comes to loving these simple elegant and feminine creamy and dreamy white teacup sets. There is just something about an off white pretty teacup that speaks to me. And this chantilly Lace one is just lovely. thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

  13. Oh my, you did find yourself a beauty of a cup! The name itself is so lovely too! This cup is going to fit in beautifully with all your other china.
    I am glad you have had beautiful weather this weekend. Maybe we will have a great fall too, and you can enjoy even more before the winter hits.

  14. Love the photo of the stacked teacups, so very pretty! Love the different lace patterns. Laura from Cottage and Broome

  15. Your new Chantilly Lace teacup is very pretty. All the cups have such lovely cutwork. They do look wonderful with the black and cream toile.

  16. Hello Sandi
    All of the lattice teacups are so pretty and feminine. I especially like the new one too with the unique shape of the cup. Right away I thought of the song 'Chantilly Lace'. :-)
    We had to put the fireplace on in the family room this afternoon as it got so cool.
    Thank you for hosting.

  17. New Follower but have been checking your site for ideas for a ladies luncheon. Love your delicate tea cups.

    Cathy's Calamity Cupboard

  18. This is one of my FAV posts you have written! The shortcake looks out of this world delicious!! What a treat. I LOVE the stacked cups. I LOVE the toile! Happy September, girl! :)

  19. Hello Sandi! always enjoy my visit here to see your collection of teacups, i absolutely adore the different type of laces on the saucers, beautiful! the berry shortcake looks mouth watering and the poems are just beautiful! love how you display them and the photos are just dreamy! thank u for hosting and sharing! x susan

  20. Hi Sandi,
    I love your elegant white tea and the dessert looks yummy too!
    Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather we have had lately.

    Thank you for hosting,

  21. Your white teacups are so beautiful! I love how you set them up for photos...

    Thanks for hosting and sharing!


  22. Sandi, your white teacups and saucers are so lovely and the roses are beautiful. Always such lovely teascapes. Thanks so much for joining TTT. HUgs, Marty

  23. Hi Sandi, your tea cup is lovely. I just adore the white and the delicate pattern.

    Such a graceful post.

    Thanks for hosting, Sandi.

    Barb ♥

  24. Your creamware is gorgeous... I love all the filligree lace work on the saucers. It really creates a beautiful tablesetting.... Hugs

  25. Hello Sandi... and thank you so much for visiting my blog today... yours is beautiful!... I love your new white teacup and also all of your other white ones as well, and I think you captured the morning sunlight on them beautifully... I also loved reading in your profile that you love to daydream... one of my favorite things to do too!... wishing you a beautiful day... xoxo Julie Marie

  26. Dear Sandy
    I have lots of problems with this computer and it is really difficult sending comments to other blogs
    I hope you receive it
    Your tea cups todasy are lovely

  27. Hi Sandi, thanks for dropping by my post and it would be a pleasure to have my hostess join my circle of friends for the day...I love the channtilly lace teacup set and how pretty to set the table with everything white, lacey and chantilly, babies breath was and still is oh so popular, and gives a wonderful whimsical feel to your table and bouquet. A lovely teatime, x

  28. Dear Sandi,

    How do you do it? ~ Each and every week is a true feast for the eyes, mind and soul! Always a yummy treat or two as well.

    Thanks so very much for your kind words, prayers and encouragements as well! I do trust that your health is well improved as well dear lady!

    I love your predominately white on white, lacy china theme this week; so lovely!

    Beautiful! Last week was delightful as well; I apologize that I did not get back to leave a comment.., I only wish we could see your lovely face as well; (no need to show just your pretty hat)..,Hehe

    Many thanks for joining me in the celebration of my 100th Tuesday Tea For Two and also our 71st Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  29. I love the white teacups! The lace around the edges is so feminine...very lovely. I think you captured the light nicely in your picture, and the stack of cups is a nice way to display your collection. Have a wonderful tea time!

  30. Dear Sandi,
    Wow, what beautiful tea cups..I have to say the black linen and the pretty cups are stunning along with the pop of red..Lovely...

  31. Hi Sandi,
    I really like white china and use it everyday.
    I think your new white cup and saucer is just lovely!
    The cut-out lace edging is very pretty and feminine :-)
    And your rose wrapped in lace is gorgeous!!
    I'm so glad you got some nice beach weather to enjoy over the weekend,too!
    Thanks for linking up today.
    Have a wonderful week of blessings, my friend.

  32. How really beautiful Sandi....yes, I love playing with teacups and flowers! Your post is very sweet and lovely as always.
    Love, Linda

  33. Hi Sandi,
    Your vignettes, and your blog are adorable. Thanks for visiting me, leaving your lovely compliment, and for following. I'm following you too.

  34. Love the white teacups! They are so delicate looking.

  35. Joining your site from Lace, I recently found out my girls had inherited a tea cup each from their grandma who passed away several years ago, she apparently had set aside a tea cup and saucer for each of her grand daughters while she was alive and had planned that each of them would have something to remember her by.. I was truly touched, to see the cups and here the story behind them, I think I will have to write a post on it..
    thank you for sharing,
    I particularly like the lace cut outs on your tea sets, I have often admired these when looking in nice stores. Happy afternoon tea time to you..

  36. Sandi, the porcelain lace saucers are beautiful!!!! And your berry shortcake looks delicious! If you have any left I'll be right over!

  37. Hi Sandi, I'm glad I didn't miss this post because those teacups are really beautiful. I also wouldn't want to miss your delicious looking cake with fruit-- yum. Shannon

  38. Hi Sandi,
    Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!


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